Reviewed on 8th December 2015

The Curious Tale of Fi Rex

Genre: Children's Fiction
The Curious Tale of Fi Rex Synopsis

An incredible tale written as a game of consequences – each section written by a different celebrity authors. As a result this story is hilarious, unique and thrilling all at the same time , and every celebrity guest author shows their true brilliant colours within each of their own sections.The story of Fi-Rex, half-girl, half-dinosaur takes her on adventure like no other where she meets creatures and animals and strange beings on her quest to find the right way home. It’s brilliant, and both children and adults alike will love this truly original and exciting story.

The Curious Tale of Fi Rex Review

A Beautiful Book for a Worthy Cause.

The Curious Tale of Fi Rex is a beautifully illustrated children’s book that does much more than just educate and entertain the children lucky enough to own a copy. This magical book also raises money for one of the most worthy causes in the UK: Children in Need.

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Publishers Fat Fox compiled a book, with a list of heavyweight celebrities in order to help raise money for the Children in Need Appeal 2015. Based on the much loved game of ‘consequences’, each celebrity that took part in the compilation was given just three things – a single blank page, the character’s name (Fi Rex, a girl who is half girl, half dinosaur) and the last line of the previous page. What resulted was one of the most imaginative, hilarious and colourful children’s books of 2015 which reached Number One of the Bestsellers List on Amazon.


The Glass House Girls put The Curious Tale of Fi Rex to the ultimate test and trialled the book with our very own super critical panel of judges: The Glass House Kids.

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The book was rated a 5/5 by the children with the main quotes from the children on the day being:

“It’s a really funny book and I love the lions” – Barnaby aged 9

“I love the girl. She is cool with her dino legs” – Tabitha aged 6

The illustrations in the book really bring the story to life, which is unsurprising given the talent that was brought in to give the story life. Julia Patton, award winning illustrator ensures that the colourful story is just as bright on the page as in the minds of the children reading or listening to the story.

Celebrities featured in the book include (in order of appearance)
Jamie and Jools Oliver
Amanda Holden
Ronan Keating
Bear Grylls
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster
Coleen and Wayne Rooney
Denise Van Outen
Andy Murray
Leigh Francis
Tom Daley
Sir Paul McCartney
One Direction
Take That
Kate Moss
Annabelle Neilson
Nick Grimshaw
Kylie Minogue

It is never too late to donate to Children in Need. To find other ways to donate, visit or purchase this book via Amazon. Proceeds donated to the charity.

The Curious Tale of Fi Rex is Published by Fat Fox and helps raise money for BBC Children in Need.
ISBN: 978-099287-288-5

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